Take this no-name pastor from an obscure church who was threatening to burn the Koran. He didn’t burn any buildings or women and children. He didn’t even burn a book. He hadn’t actually laid a finger on a Koran, and yet the mere suggestion that he might do so prompted the President of the United States to denounce him, and the Secretary of State, and the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, various G7 leaders, and golly, even Angelina Jolie. President Obama has never said a word about honor killings of Muslim women. Secretary Clinton has never said a word about female genital mutilation. General Petraeus has never said a word about the rampant buggery of pre-pubescent boys by Pushtun men in Kandahar. But let an obscure man in Florida so much as raise the possibility that he might disrespect a book – an inanimate object – and the most powerful figures in the western world feel they have to weigh in.
Aside from all that, this obscure church’s website has been shut down, its insurance policy has been canceled, its mortgage has been called in by its bankers. Why? As Diana West wrote, why was it necessary or even seemly to make this pastor a non-person? Another one of Obama’s famous “teaching moments”?
So just to clarify the ground rules, if you insult Christ, the media report the issue as freedom of expression: A healthy society has to have bold, brave, transgressive artists willing to question and challenge our assumptions, etc. But, if it’s Mohammed, the issue is no longer freedom of expression but the need for “respect” and “sensitivity” toward Islam, and all those bold brave transgressive artists don’t have a thing to say about it.
Mark mentions my issue with Bluehost! Theres is something happening here, see Asad originally came after me because he wanted me to shut up but the story keeps building tens of thousands are now reading it at a plethora of blogs. Asad maybe email me a phone number you know just in case the radio station wants to call you about why you think you have the right to come to Canada and deny fundamental freedo0ms like the thug you are.
If Sharia doesn’t give me a fundamental freedom, Asad wanted me to not have that freedom.
A freedom that makes, Canada so much better than the society that sucked so much Asad came here and refuses to move back to. But he’s so uptight I have to wonder what burr is up his butt? If he wants his children to be brought up in a country that sucks less than we do in Canada he could always move back home.
I hear it’s way better: better weather, better culture, less taxes, better health care etc, etc.